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Oct 12, 2009 12:27 PM by Jthibodeaux

Two small planes crash

Two small planes at a recreational pilots gathering in central Louisiana collided in the air, killing two and injuring two.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says each single-engine Cessna 150 carried two people when they hit and crashed into woods Saturday afternoon near Pineville Regional Airport.

Lunsford says both people who died were in one plane. He says the second plane's occupants were taken to a hospital. He did not know how badly they were hurt.

Spokesman Terry Williams said the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

The Fall Fly-In, a social event for recreational pilots, was in its second day at the airport.

The airport is on Lake Buhlow (BYOO-low), a popular recreation area where boat races were scheduled Saturday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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